Viewers of the Fox Business Network debate were taken aback by the trailer for Michael Bay's upcoming film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The trailer played during a break in the action and tells the story of the security team that attempted to defend the Benghazi compound during the September 11, 2012 siege that resulted in the death of four Americans.
Oh my, trailer/ad for Benghazi movie "13 hours" on @FoxBusiness. Never thought I'd cry during a debate, but...— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) November 11, 2015
whoa #Benghazi trailer wins the debate— Alex Skatell (@AlexSkatell) November 11, 2015
Is that a trailer for a movie about Benghazi during a Republican debate? That's marketing done right— SEC Cathaholic (@seccathaholic) November 11, 2015
Ho. Lee. Crap. That Benghazi movie trailer gave me chills.— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) November 11, 2015
Check out the trailer here:
The movie is set to be released on January 15, 2015.
While "Benghazi" has basically become a meme akin to adding "-gate" to controversies (see: Ballghazi), it's important to remember that the attack was, well, real, and people were killed as the result of some serious mishandling that was initially blamed on an insensitive YouTube video. The details of Benghazi aren't fun to watch, but it's important that Americans are informed about what actually happened that day.